Four on the market: in Clontarf
A choice of four properties currently on the market in Clontarf.
64 Clontarf Road, D3
€695k Gallagher Quigley, (01) 818 3000
Though they may not realise it, the residents of Clontarf are well acquainted with the inside of 64 Clontarf Road. It was the home of the local post office from 1963 onward. It now needs modernising but there are very good bones and features to work with, not to mention that exceptional view south over the seafront and Dublin Bay. The ground floor has two linked reception rooms as well as a family room and kitchen, and there are four bedrooms upstairs. Internally there's 2,077 sq ft of space, and there's a narrow but long (30ft) garden out the back with vehicle access from a lane.
4 Victoria Mews, Victoria Terrace, D3
€595k Sherry FitzGerald Killester, (01) 833 6555
Victoria Mews is a short, gated cul-de-sac behind the row of late 19th-century houses comprising Victoria Terrace, at Clontarf Road. Number 4 is only one of four houses in the development and has off-street parking and a patio garden out the back with some low-maintenance flowerbeds. It's likely to appeal to downsizers by virtue of its security, ease of maintenance and size. It's 883 sq ft all on one floor, with three bedrooms (one en-suite). The bedrooms are all at one end of the house, and at the other end is the kitchen, with a door to the garden, and a living and dining room with an electric-fitted fireplace.
29 The Stiles Road, D3
€875k DNG Fairview, (01) 833 1802
You need never be too far from a game of rugby or cricket at 29 The Stiles Road, as Clontarf (Rugby) Football and Cricket Club is just a few hundred metres down the road. Number 29 has gained a first-floor extension above the garage, so that it now measures 1,572 sq ft. The garage is still there, so you can press for more space, and there's also a 120ft back garden to extend into. Downstairs there are two reception rooms linked by double doors, both with original fireplaces. There's also a breakfast room leading into a galley kitchen. The first floor has four bedrooms and the bathroom.
13 Blackheath Park, D3
€850k Quillsen Fairview, (01) 833 5844
Clontarf's Blackheath Park is perhaps best known as the erstwhile address of the late Christy O'Connor Senior, known as the 'father of Irish golf', who died last year. It's still a handy address for fans of the game, as it's about halfway between Clontarf Golf Club and the Royal Dublin Golf Club at Bull Island. Number 13 will need some taking in hand, and there's plenty of scope to extend it, as it has both an adjoining single-storey garage and an 80ft back garden. The first floor has four bedrooms and a bathroom with separate toilet. Downstairs there's a sitting room and a dining room, the latter with French doors to the garden, and a kitchen with a fireplace.